Robert Curry

About Robert Curry

Robert Curry serves on the board of directors of the Claremont Institute and is the author of Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea and Reclaiming Common Sense: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World, due out in September. Both are from Encounter Books.

Obama bin Biden

Isn’t it clear that President Trump really enjoys upsetting the people who claim to report the news? I imagine him occasionally tuning in to CNN or MSNBC for the sheer enjoyment of the latest spectacle as the talking heads try to outdo each other in displaying their outrage and disgust. Trump did it

By | 2018-07-20T18:28:50-07:00 July 21st, 2018|

Common Sense Wins Again!

In Britain, anyway. Pollsters took a deep dive into the British electorate soon after the Brexit vote, and came up with some interesting results. (Hat tip: Christopher Gage). Instead of adhering to a British version of the all-too-familiar approach of polling here in America—which over and over asks voters to self-identify as Democrats, Republicans, or

By | 2018-07-03T10:26:38-07:00 July 3rd, 2018|

America 3.0

“America 2.0” considered the plain fact that the America you and I live in is no longer the America the Founders envisioned for us. Over the course of the past century, the Progressives have replaced the Framers’ federal government of limited powers designed to protect the American experiment in liberty with a vast

By | 2018-06-04T00:10:46-07:00 June 4th, 2018|

America 2.0

The government so carefully and brilliantly designed by the Framers and embodied in the Constitution is no more.Don’t believe me? Here is James Madison’s description of that government in Federalist 45:The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments

By | 2018-05-25T07:36:33-07:00 May 25th, 2018|

Trump’s Common Sense Realism

Have you read Richard Fernandez’s interesting article on President Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the Obama nuclear deal? It is worthy of close reading. Fernandez considers it likely that Trump’s repudiation of the Obama deal will, in fact, dial down tensions in the world’s most unstable region. The simple reason: Obama’s policies were

By | 2018-05-15T11:59:33-07:00 May 15th, 2018|

American Greatness at the Movies

Reviewing the movie “Little Pink House” for the New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis wrote the film “succeeds neither narratively nor visually.” So, there you have it. The Times has spoken: you don’t want to see it. Then again, maybe you do. After all, the Times is ground zero for political correctness. A positive

By | 2018-05-07T10:30:59-07:00 May 7th, 2018|

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The American Left has made it a full-time job to cover for the Obama administration’s mishandling of our national security. This is only possible with the creation of an alternative reality that defies not only the facts but any semblance of common sense. Do you remember the July 2008 New Yorker cover that

By | 2018-04-09T14:43:41-07:00 April 9th, 2018|

Celebrating American Greatness in the Shadow of 9/11

Something really interesting has been going on over at Malpaso Productions, Clint Eastwood’s movie production company. The three most recent films Eastwood produced and directed comprise a trilogy with a theme worthy of our attention. The theme emerges most clearly if we begin with “Sully,” the second film in the series. “Sully” tells

By | 2018-03-25T12:52:43-07:00 March 25th, 2018|

Another Way to Pay for the Wall

President Trump has called for $1.8 billion over 10 years to build the wall securing our southern border. That amounts to a total of $18 billion. The open-borders folks, showing a sudden and—for many of them—highly unusual concern about increasing federal spending, claim it will cost three times as much, pushing the final

By | 2018-03-18T11:34:36-07:00 March 18th, 2018|

The Train to Common Sense

Common observation and a plain understanding is the source of all art. —Joshua Reynolds I hope you haven’t let anyone talk you out of seeing Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “The 15:17 to Paris.” It tells the true story of the Americans who subdued a jihadist on a speeding train in Europe, saving hundreds

By | 2018-02-24T15:59:33-07:00 February 24th, 2018|